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Colorful OLED Switch consoles and controllers are close at hand.

Nintendo Announces Splatoon 3-Themed Switch Console and Pro Controller

Splatoon is Nintendo's series of third-person shooters in which teams of players cooperate or compete to paint environments and each other. The latest game in the series, Splatoon 3,  is due out on September 9. To celebrate the occasion, Nintendo will be releasing both a Splatoon-themed OLED Switch console and a Pro Controller for Switch. Both pieces of hardware look appropriately colorful indeed.

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Prepare to pull your hoodie on for one more satirical shooting adventure.

A Classic Parody Shooter Returns as 'Game Type DX' on Xbox and Switch in September

Long ago, the Xbox 360 was an excellent console that got bogged down by an unintuitive, advertisement-laden dashboard. Things were so bad that you could hardly find indie games within the labyrinthine menus. Indie developer Mommy's Best Games (makers of Shoot 1UP DX) fought back by releasing Game Type, a shoot 'em up that parodied the Xbox dashboard itself. This September, that shmup will be returning in enhanced form as Game Type DX - complete with 2-player local co-op.

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Learn how the brutal beat 'em up came to be and why it's so darn hard.

Final Vendetta Developer Interview

Hot on the heels of a certain turtles-themed beat ‘em up, UK-based developer Bitmap Bureau launched their own highly anticipated brawler in June: Final Vendetta. In our co-op review, we praised the game’s Neo Geo-style graphics and core gameplay but called out some balance issues that hampered our experience. Still, Final Vendetta is su...

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Both Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed and Clone Carnage feature split-screen co-op!

Preorder Destroy All Humans 2! Reprobed, Get 'Clone Carnage' Game Right Away

In 2020, THQ Nordic and Black Forest Games released a remake of the original Destroy All Humans! game on modern platforms. It was welcome because there's really nothing like DAH! nowadays, a series that lets players become malevolent aliens and wreak havoc on cartoonish humans. Destroy All Humans! 2 Reprobed, the next remake in the series, is due out in August. Today, the publisher released a new co-op trailer and revealed that gamers who preorder Reprobed will get Destroy All Humans! Clone Carnage, a free multiplayer game with co-op modes, right away.

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Prepare to team up and shoot up an army of wacky but dangerous dino-spiders!

Spidersaurs Will Run and Gun onto Consoles and PC on July 14

While it turns out that WayForward's RWBY: Arrowfell won't feature co-op, the same can't be said for another upcoming title from the fan-favorite indie developer. Spidersaurs is due to launch in less than two weeks, and it will definitely support 2-player local co-op. A run-and-gun shooter in the style of Contra 4 (which WayForward also developed), Spidersaurs is a game that fans of the genre won't want to miss.

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The game, due out in the fall, is still looking good, though.

RWBY: Arrowfell Won't Be Co-op After All

Last summer, WayForward and Arc System Works announced their collaboration on an upcoming game, RWBY: Arrowfell. The newest game based on Rooster Teeth's CG-animated series will add to the plot of the show's seventh volume, complete with series-accurate voice actors and cinematics. RWBY: Arrowfell was first announced as featuring local and online co-op. A year later, we have a new trailer and gameplay details, plus a bit of bad news. Arrowfell will now be a single-player game when it arrives in the fall.

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Enjoy the hack-and-slash epic on your Firestick, phone, tablet, and more.

Samurai Warriors 5 Now Playable via Cloud Gaming on Amazon Luna

One of the benefits of Xbox Game Pass that has recently come to light is the convenience of playing games from the cloud. Xbox isn't the only cloud game in town, though; Amazon has a cloud gaming service called Luna as well. The "Luna Plus" subscription tier includes lots of seriously cool co-op games like River City Girls, Sonic Mania, and now: Samurai Warriors 5 from Koei Tecmo. With the Luna version, players can control numerous Japanese historical figures, wade into battles filled with hundreds of foes, and even enjoy 2-player local co-op.

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Co-Op Monthly Round-Up for June 2022

Oh boy, what a month. Geoff Keighley may have tried to dampen our expectation in terms of new announcements before the start of Summer Game Fest 2022. But there were still several hundred games shown during the various showcases. Thanks to Steam Next Fest, those games available to test out during June. As opposed to last year, however, the co-op output was a bit lacking overall. Of course, there were still a few games announcements featuring co-operative options like Minecraft Legends or Goat Simulator 3, but we can't hide the fact that we were a bit disappointed. 

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This collection of 14 Pac-Man games features 2 great co-op titles.

Pac-Man Museum Plus Co-op Review

Over 40 years after his creation, Pac-Man remains a popular character among both gamers and mainstream audiences. The Pac’s legacy lives on in the gaming world thanks to intermittent sequels, remasters (like Pac-Man World Re-Pac), and collections. Pac-Man Museum Plus is the latest collection of Pac-Man games, a sequel to 2014’s Pac-Man ...

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Boxed editions of this Roguelike run-and-gun shooter will head to PlayStation and Switch

Fury Unleashed - Bang!! Edition Coming in September

Earlier this month, Spanish publisher Meridiem Games promised that physical editions of Fury Unleashed from Awesome Games Studio would be coming in the future. Now we know when those boxed games will arrive: the end of September. Hey, if you've waited this long to play Fury Unleashed, the clever run-and-gun platformer/Roguelike with local and online co-op, then a few more months shouldn't be so bad.

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32 more games sorted for your convenience!

'Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium' Full Games List by Title, Release Date, and Co-Op

The original Capcom Arcade Stadium is a collection of 32 arcade classics from Capcom spanning 1984-2001. Capcom has a lot more arcade titles than that, though, hence the upcoming release of Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium. The main collection will be a free download with one included co-op game: SonSon. The remaining titles can be purchased individually or via bundle. Making sense of all the DLC and the scope of the collection can be daunting, so here's a full games list sorted by title, release date, and co-op features.

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